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1st Team v Derbyshire at Stourbridge GC on Sunday 5th August 2018 - REPORT

The 1st Team gathered at Stourbridge GC on Sunday 5th August 2018, to be greeted by Club Captain, David Fourness, and Club President, John Devine. David and John were to perform the morning starting duties and were present to watch some excellent golf thoughout the day. It was a pleasure to have their company all day, and all of the Worcestershire players commented on how delighted they were to see them.

Adam also expressed the thanks of the team for support from County President, Grenville Rose, Brian Peplow and Bill Thompson.

Back row (l-r) Ruud Hercik, Adam Norman (Captain), Mark Dunkley, Anthony Hill, Kieron Austin. Front row (l-r) Hadley Trenfield, Ben Woodward, Richard Sadler, Matt Vigurs & Steve Lane.

The traditional morning foursomes got off to a good start with wins for the Richard Sadler & Anthony Hill, Steve Lane & Hadley Trenfield and Kieron Austin & Mark Dunkley partnerships. With team captain Adam Norman and his partner also winning, it was left to Matt Vigurs and Ben Woodward to complete a fantastic morning, with a 2 up victory, to earn the team a 5 - 0 lunch time lead.

Everyone knew that the match was far from won, and that it was important that we took something from the early afternoon singles matches. However, this didn't work out as planned with Richard Sadler and Steve Lane narrowly losing the first two singles to some sparkling golf from their opponents.

With most of the remaining games very tight, it was a great boost to the team when Anthony Hill won the 3rd game 2 &1, and when Kieron Austin won the last 4 holes to win the 4th game 1 up. Other wins came from Ruud Hercik, captain Adam Norman and Mark Dunkley. Matt Vigurs, out in his traditional 10th spot battled hard for his half point.

Overall, the team won the singles 5 1/2 - 4 1/2 to win 10 1/2 - 4  1/2 overall. An impressive win for Adam and his team.

Match Score Sheet

The team now stand 3rd in the league with 2 wins and 2 defeats. They hope to complete a good season with a win away to Staffordshire at Little Aston on Sunday 2nd September - all support would be welcomed.